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Online ecology one - measuring abundance and random sampling on a footpath

This online ecology practical, from SAPS, uses random sampling to measure the abundance of various different species on an area of grassland.


To give students practice at

  • using random sampling to measure the abundance of various different species on an area of...

Online ecology two - the distribution of species across a field

This online ecology practical, by SAPS, is designed to give students an opportunity to see how systematic sampling can be used to

  • investigate changes in species richness across a footpath
  • the distribution of species across a footpath

These online exercises are not intended as a...

Online ecology three - abundance and random sampling at Waun Las nature reserve

In this resource from SAPS, students learn about random sampling, diversity and different measures of abundance, before looking at close-up photographs of quadrats and using the field guide to identify them. The resources are intended to help students develop skills and plant identification techniques before going...


From the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), a database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allows students to explore these and many other properties. Materials on the database may be grouped according to one or more of their properties....

Deep Cells *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the London Gifted & Talented, this is a web-based resource that allows students to learn about cells, cell structure and cell function. The resource aims to help students understand that the survival of all cells depends on energy, and the linked processes of respiration and nutrition. It aims to...

Interactive Periodic Table

Produced by ABPI this interactive game allows students to explore trends in the properties and behaviour of different elements, and develop their understanding of the patterns of the Periodic Table.


In this activity, students are required to find a safe route through a notoriously perilous region of space called the Twilight Nebula.

They will be faced with a number of different threats but can maximise their chances of survival using a series of threat assessment readouts. Students will compare fraction...


This activity requires students to use computer software to try to save a space borne tourist attraction, AstroZoo, which has various exotic space creatures, but has fallen on hard times. The zoo was once a great success, but bad management has seen oxygen reserves exhausted, creature enclosures overpopulated,...

Key Stage Three: Space Science

These resources from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) cover the QCA Key Stage Three unit of work 7L 'The Solar System and beyond' through an 'ideas and evidence' approach. It is a unique opportunity to use contemporary information and images.

Each lesson is designed to last an hour, but...

Water Availability

In this activity, students take the role of data analysts of the World Water Resources Board (WWRB) a fictional organisation charged with providing financial aid to countries most in need of water. They will compare the availability of water in Algeria, Jordan and Turkey. Students will determine how to fairly...


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